Course Title: Screenprinting as a Cross Media Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Screenprinting as a Cross Media Practice

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Kevin White

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2517

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 2.B.9

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to various screenprinting processes, including photographic and text based screenprinting, and its potential for application to a wide range of surfaces, such as paper, canvas, metal, ceramics and plastic. Classes provide skills and reflect on cross media practice in contemporary art, expanding the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities for your art practice across a broad range of studio areas.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will develop a level of technical competence in screenprinting onto a range of surfaces and gain an understanding of the printed image’s capacity to transform base material, enabling you to extend the conceptual and aesthetic possibilities of a number of studio areas. You will produce a resolved body of work that addresses personal conceptual concerns, and develop responsible and safe studio practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning will essentially be studio based via practical class demonstrations and individual consultation with the lecturer. Studio/gallery visits may also be incorporated within the course.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to professional standard printmaking facilities, a selected range of supplies and equipment, and full time technical staff. RMIT is in close proximity to a broad range of Melbourne galleries and cultural venues, and professional printmaking workshops and suppliers are also readily accessible. All students have access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources, with the State Library being on RMIT’s doorstep.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is via folio submission, and is conducted by the lecturer. Details will be available through the lecturer prior to the time of assessment.
The final folio of work should demonstrate technical competence and critical engagement with screenprinting’s capacity for integration into a variety of media. Back up work should demonstrate both technical and conceptual experimentation, as well as engagement with contemporary art practice.